Tea Turtle

let us have a sip of tea... Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

Okakuro Kakuzo in The Book of Tea

Green tea too bitter or too astringent? 2 things you can do to reduce bitterness and astringency in your green tea

Have you ever had the experience of brewing up a green tea only to have it come out tasting way too bitter or be so astringent that each gulp leaves you feeling like you have cottonmouth? Maybe you've even decided that you don't like green teas because now you think that that is just the normal taste and texture of all green teas. Well, I'm here to let you know that your green teas don't have to be overly bitter or astringent, and that in fact, there are some simple changes you can make when brewing your green tea that can radically improve its flavor and texture.

Blake’s Tea Journal Continues – The blog is 1 year old!

Hey there, tea drinkers! I hope you had a great weekend. Well, it's hard for me to believe, but it has already been a year since the Blake's Tea Journal blog went online and I wrote that introductory post - Blake's Tea Journal Begins. First off, I want to take a moment to thank everyone that follows Blake's Tea Journal: Thank you for following my blog! I really do appreciate your support. And I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to read any of my posts, as well as all those who have taken the time to further interact with my content through liking, commenting, and sharing. Your feedback and support are invaluable!

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